Three heinous incidents in about a week: the murder of a pastor during services, the killing of a family in Miami, and the rampage in Alabama. Anyone else appalled by this senseless violence? Or have we become hardened to this sort of occurrence because of the frequency with which it happens? I hope not. This violence is and remains contradictory to life, to prosperity, and well-being.
Do you think the founders of our country had this is mind when they allowed for "the right to bear arms" for the forming of a militia? Now before we all get our undies in a knot, I'm not proselytizing for the removal of all guns (though in my heart I know this may not be such a bad idea), but why do we make it so easy for people like these men -- obviously ill -- to get guns, use them, and wreak havoc? To chisel away at the underpinnings of our peace, our society, our future? There has to be a better way...
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.